Location: Marshalltown Iowa

Biography of T. W. Johnson

T. W. JOHNSON. There is no country in the world in which the march of civilization is more noticeable than America, where home life is at the highest ebb of refinement and moral excellence. In every branch of life is this noticeable, the homes in particular showing the delicate touch of the housewife whose keen sense of refinement leads her to command the best and most artistic class of furniture. All classes of furniture may be found at the emporium of T. W. Johnson, who is the largest and only exclusive dealer in furniture and sash and doors in this

Biography of Perry E. Cook

Perry E. Cook has for more than twenty years been one of the principal carpenter contractors and builders of Topeka. His work and skill have been particularly exemplified in some of the finer residences of the city, and a large clientage have always felt a peculiar degree of assurance when any contract was entrusted to the firm of Cook & Son. The firm has also handled a great deal of the better class of repair and remodeling contracts. A resident of Kansas for thirty years, Perry E. Cook was born in Boone County, Indiana, December 12, 1859, a son of

Biography of Albert Henley

Albert Henley has been a resident of Lawrence for thirty-nine years. In all that time he had been actively and conspicuously identified with the material growth and commercial development of the state. Mr. Henley was a pioneer manufacturer of barbed wire in Kansas. Barbed wire is now accepted as a commonplace product of American industry. Only the old timers recall with what prejudice this wire was introduced into general use and also the crude forms in which it was at first manufactured. Mr. Henley’s early attempts at the manufacture were on a very small scale. He began at Lawrence under

Young, Blanche – Obituary

Arliene Lawson Young, 76, of Marshalltown, died Friday, Feb. 2, 1996, in Marshalltown. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fremont Funeral Chapel of Fremont, the Rev. Dean Sires officiating. Interment: Cedar Township Cemetery north of Fremont. A memorial fund has been established. Mrs. Young was born Feb. 27, 1919, in Burnsville, Minn. [Marshall Co., IA], to Chester Ray and Ella Barry Jones. She was a 1938 graduate of Marshalltown High School. In 1939, she married Warren Lee “Doc” Lawson in Marshalltown. He was part of the Big Band era and she traveled with the band and did

Tomlinson, Thomas Harold – Obituary

Memorial services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Virgil T. Golden Mortuary, Salem, for T. Harold “Tommy” Tomlinson, 79, of Salem, who died Thursday [June 25, 1987]. He was born in Marshalltown, Iowa, and had lived in Salem since 1919. He graduated from the Willamette University Law School in 1930 and was a deputy district attorney in Marion County for a short time. He was a partner with William J. Braun for 54 years in the Willamette Credit Co. and Braun Tomlinson Insurance. He was Marion County Clerk for 13 years. He was a member of the First Presbyterian

Lawson, Warren Lee – Obituary

Warren L. Lawson, 51, of Marshalltown, better known as “Doc” a native of Hedrick and one of Iowa’s widely known musicians, collapsed at Bloomfield last Tuesday, December 28, and died before he could be taken to a hospital. “Doc”, whose electric organ recitals and accompaniment for horse shows at fairs, dances, weddings, funeral and other public gatherings had made him famous, had gone to Bloomfield to play for a ball Tuesday night sponsored by the T.T.T. chapter. He was stricken while conferring with members of the organization in the high school gymnasium. He was born at Hedrick and was a

Biography of James H. Roe

James H. Roe, a member of the firm of Holmes, Roe & Pierson, the publishers of the Riverside Daily Press and Weekly Horticulturist, is classed among the pioneers of Riverside, and for the sixteen years preceding this writing has been prominently connected with the interests and industries of the colony. The brief facts gathered relating to his life are of interest: He was born in Birmingham, England, in 1843, his parents being the Rev. Charles Hill, a native of the north of Ireland, and Mary (Steadman) Roe, a native of England. His father emigrated with his family to the United